## Counting with Fingers – Is it Bad?

Is it bad to rely on your fingers to count ? Here’s the short answer: counting on your fingers is helpful for a 4 year old child, but spells trouble for a child beyond first grade .. Here’s why. Reason #1: It Drags You Down By the time you are in Middle School, math teachers expect you to know addition, subtraction backward and forward at a clip. When a teacher is explaining algebra on the board, she expects to teach the concept, not slow down for the addition and subtraction in the process. A student who gets dragged down in the ...

## Math Worksheets – Ineffective ways to use them

Are there ineffective ways of using Math Worksheets. Do you use math workbooks or worksheets to supplement your child's math learning at home? Math worksheets are essential to develop math skills. They can take a student from learning to mastery, from slow thoughtful application to speedy execution, turn new math muscles into solid math skills - IF employed effectively. Math worksheets and work books can be purchased online, and retail stores like Walmart and Costco. That's the easiest part. I've seen many well-meaning parents invest in the time and money to purchase these math workbooks then wonder why the idea ...